Q: Where is the clipboard on my computer?
A: It’s a shared memory area within the operating system (Windows, Mac, etc..). It has no permanent storage, and can only hold ONE item at a time. The “clipboard viewer” is NOT actually the clipboard, and does not need to be running, or even present on your system in order to copy/paste.
Q: How do I run the clipboard viewer?
A: From the XP Start menu, select Run, and enter: clipbrd.exe. The clipboard viewer is not present on Vista.
Q: How do I copy more than one item at a time?
A: Use a Clipboard Extender like ClipMate, which records all new clipboard data, for later retrieval and pasting.
Q: What keys are used with the clipboard?
A: Ctrl+C = Copy, Ctrl+V = Paste, Ctrl+X = Cut (destructive copy). Also, on Windows, you can use PrintScreen=Copy Desktop, Alt+PrintScreen=Copy Current Window.
Q: What is the clipboard in Microsoft Office?
A: Microsoft Office ships with a limited clipboard extender. But it only holds 12-24 items, and only works within the Office suite of programs.